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Offline fuzzbucket

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Need to download older version of avast
« on: November 02, 2013, 09:47:15 PM »
One machine I use is still happy on Win 2000 Pro - and is too old to update. It rarely goes on line, and has been running on avast just fine. BUT - this time when I downloaded the instal file as instructed it says Win XP onwards only, and to download avast 8 Free. I can't find it anywhere - three sites that claim to have it actually download the newest one from the version 8 link. Can anyone help me locate a safe download site for version 8 (or even 7, at a pinch !) ?

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 10:22:35 PM »
Bless you ! Now to see if it works....!

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 10:25:17 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 10:44:23 PM »
Bummer. It can't cope. At the moment I can't do a thing with it except in safe more.. You know where I can go back to 7 - I think that was what it WAS running on....

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 03:56:42 AM »
Bummer. It can't cope. At the moment I can't do a thing with it except in safe more.. You know where I can go back to 7 - I think that was what it WAS running on....
Same location: http://filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/11727/
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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 05:06:35 AM »
Hi fuzzbucket,

Another place to look is:  http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php

Scroll down until you see the one you want.
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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 09:57:17 AM »
You guys are awesome. I did try the hippo site - but couldn't make it show me anything but 8....

Now if I could only REGISTER without the thing freezing my whole machine on me (I went through this last year - and yes, I left out the behaviour module...)

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 09:55:24 PM »
OK - so - I have 6 installed. And I shut down ZoneAlarm - which was the issue last year. But every time I go to register, the machine freezes completely. Any ideas ?

Or do I finally have to take the poor thing off line - it will be very sad, as it works fine, but I am not about to run with no AV :(

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2013, 04:53:42 AM »
Hi fuzzbucket,

Have you tried a different AV than Avast?
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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2013, 11:17:34 AM »
If you know ANY other one that still works with Win2000 (and is free) I would LOVE to hear about it !

Not AVG. Not avira. Not panda...

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2013, 04:25:54 PM »
I hope this one is ok !

Link for PC Tools AntiVirus Free
9.0.0.2308
Windows XP/Vista/7/2000/8

http://www.baixaki.com.br/download/pc-tools-antivirus-free.htm

Also this one : ThreatFire
Free Edition 4.10.1.14
Windows XP/Vista/2000/2003/7/
http://www.baixaki.com.br/download/threatfire.htm

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2013, 04:46:21 PM »
Since we are at it .. Here is some more

Rising Internet Security 2011
23.00
Windows XP/Vista/7/2000/2003
http://www.baixaki.com.br/download/rising-internet-security-2011.htm
User Reviews seem to be good
UnThreat Free Antivirus 2012
4.2.33
Windows XP/Vista/7/2000/8
http://www.baixaki.com.br/download/unthreat-free-antivirus-2012.htm

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2013, 05:09:32 PM »
I speak no spanish (or Portuguese, whichever that is...) I assume this is a safe download site ???? I'll give them a shot - thanks.

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2013, 05:15:54 PM »
Yes it is a safe side ! Should you have any problems with the language ( Portuguese ) give us a shout . I'll be more than glad to oblige   ;)
OS:Win xpsp3 pro, CPU:2.8 GHz, Ram:4 Gb HD:500 Gb,Avastfree18.8.22356,OSArmor,Basilisk+NewMoon(Roytam1),ublockorigin,Adguard, SystemExplorer, MCShield, MBAM on demand, FW:PC Tools Plus ,WinPat,Decentraleyes,privacy badger,minerblock.
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